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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PlayStation 3)

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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is the sequel to the PlayStation 3 exclusive and launch title racing game MotorStorm.

Set on and around a volcanic, tropical island in the South Pacific, players continue the style of the first game, riding a varied mix of vehicles from Bikes and ATVs through Rally Cars and Trucks up to Big Rigs and, in a new addition to the series, Monster Trucks. These are able to drive over other cars, destroy vegetation and damage structures. Some abilities have been enhanced, for instance bikers can no duck or hop over obstacles. Like its predecessor, the tracks are unconventional and contain multiple routes, not all of them suitable.

The tracks will wear down through consecutive laps and this affects the vehicles' behaviour. Smaller vehicles also suffer resistance from vegetation, while the bigger rigs can plough straight through. Areas with water cause the engine to cool down, affecting the behaviour as well. The game can be played split-screen with up to four players.


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The Press Says

1UP Oct 21, 2008 A- 91
Impulse Gamer Nov, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN Australia Nov 09, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Console Monster Nov 23, 2008 88 out of 100 88
IGN UK Oct 17, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamer 2.0 Nov 24, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Oct 17, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Thunderbolt Games Nov 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
AusGamers Nov 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Nov 05, 2008 B- 67


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Arcon (6) added MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PlayStation 3) on May 16, 2009